12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Joshimath
— 1 night
2
Joshimath
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rudra Prayag
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
4
Lachen
— 1 day
Drive:  15​h 30​min
5
Haridwar
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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1
night
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Chenab Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joshimath. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Tapovan Hot Springs and then trek along Kuari Pass.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Joshimath trip builder tool .

New Delhi to Joshimath is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joshimath, Kuari Pass, Chenab Lake
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Kuari Pass ©
Kuari Pass
Joshimath ©
Joshimath
Tapovan Hot Springs ©
Tapovan Hot Springs

2
nights
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal, get outside with Auli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vridh Badri Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Joshimath attractions planning website .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rudra Prayag.

Things to do in Joshimath

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamoli, Gorson Bugyal
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Auli ©
Auli
Vridh Badri Temple ©
Vridh Badri Temple

2
nights
Rudra Prayag

Rudra Prayag ©
Rudra Prayag sits at the confluence of two rivers and offers access to several notable temples.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhari Devi Mandir and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deoria Tal Lake. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhari Devi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kartik Swami Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rudra Prayag vacation maker .

You can drive from Joshimath to Rudra Prayag in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Rudra Prayag

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Srinagar
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Kartik Swami Temple ©
Kartik Swami Temple
Deoria Tal Lake ©
Deoria Tal Lake
Dhari Devi Temple ©
Dhari Devi Temple

1
day
Lachen

Lachen ©
You've now added Chopta Valley to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lachen online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Rudra Prayag to Lachen in 38 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lachen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

4
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haridwar: Mussoorie (Lal Tibba & Kempty Falls) and Rishikesh (Spas, River Rafting & Tubing, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, go for a walk through Birla Ghat, and admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Haridwar trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lachen to Haridwar in 33.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Mussoorie
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
River Rafting & Tubing

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